Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
02/02/2017
(Vizio)
(LG)
(Samsung)
Companies accused of misrepresenting energy efficiency of large-screen sets. TV's performed far better during short government tests than they did the rest of the time. Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and America’s Department of Energy (DoE) have conducted efficiency tests of their own that have turned up big inconsistencies.United StatesThe Economist, Natural Resources Defence CouncilConsumer Deception, Fraud, Pollution
03/08/2017
(Sony)
(Apple)
(Blackberry)
(Samsung)
Report accuses electronics companies for: holding a large voting bloc on most U.S. green standards groups; consistently opposing repair and reuse designs for their products; instead approve criteria they can easily achieve and earn green certificates.          United StatesRepair.org, Motherboard.VICEConsumer Deception, Lobbying, Negligence, Pollution
12/04/2016AppleApple accused of publishing false data concerning labor conditions on it's supplier factories.ChinaChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception, Fraud, Inspection Fraud
23/02/2012Foxconn Technology Group
(Supplier Of Apple)
Major labor rights NGOs release open statement accusing a Fair Labor Association audit of Foxconn plants, which concluded that Foxconn factories were 'better than the norm,' of major flaws in their system, calling the audits a 'PR stunt.'ChinaGoodElectronicsConsumer Deception, Inspection Fraud
18/09/2006Hewlett-Packard (HP)Laboratory tests reveal high levels of toxic chemical decaBDE in HP laptops, despite HP claims of having removed decaBDE from its products years ago.DenmarkGreenpeaceConsumer Deception, Negligence
14/08/2013SamsungInvestigation opened, accusing Samsung France of advertising misleading commercial practices by promoting a code of conduct for the treatment of Samsung workers that it does not necessarily enforce.Paris, FranceChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception
10/09/2012SamsungChina Labor Watch releases hiring announcement found at Samsung factory that clearly demonstrates the illegal discrimination imbued in the hiring practices at Samsung factories in China, despite Samsung claims to the contrary.Tianjin, ChinaChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception, Discrimination, Fraud
31/12/2004
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01/01/2003
BP (Beyond Petroleum)BP charged with cornering and manipulating the price of TET propane in 2003 and 2004 - $303 million in restitution and fines as part of an agreement to defer prosecution.United StatesUS Commodity Futures Trading CommissionConsumer Deception, Fraud, Market Fraud & Antitrust
24/11/2011
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10/11/2011
BP (Beyond Petroleum)Accusations of "intentionally misleading the public about the seriousness" of a two-week release of toxic fumes, allegedly causing the affected county to have the worst air quality in the US.Galveston County, TX, United StatesCourthouse News ServiceConsumer Deception, Fraud, Pollution
07/02/2012
(The co-operative)
(Waitrose)
(Marks & Spencer)
Seemingly ethical companies accused of double standards over their partnerships with oil companies like BP, Shell and Chevron.The EcologistConsumer Deception